Sold (1919-1925) National French and Novelty Co. Google
This is Google, a wonderful rare and very hard to find google eyed antique bear. He measures 15" He is straw stuffed and in firm condition. He has celluloid google eyes that open & close and is fully jointed..
His golden mohair is in good condition,with some thin and bare spots..his arms and head are a little floppy but he is full of character. What a personality..he seems to be smiling. He has had some repairs to his arms and some stitching needed on his pads..
Most of all, he is very different from other antique teddy bears. His celluloid movable googlie eyes are surrounded by a metal ring..they almost close when he lies down. He still retains his original cloth stitched nose and floss also his original felt paw pads.
Pictured in Linda Mullins Teddy Bear and Friends Identification And Price Guild. She states these rare Google Eyed Bears were made by French Novelty Company. He is also included in The Teddy Bear & Steiff Animals Book
|Make||National French and Novelty Co|
|Features||Original Nose Stitching|